The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation is the international governing body for both bobsleigh and skeleton. The Federation is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Originally known as the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT), the organisation was founded in Paris in November 1923. Great Britain were among the founding members, with Major BM Patton one of the initial delegates.
The IBSF conducts competitions in eight disciplines: 2-man Bobsleigh, 4-man Bobsleigh, Women’s Bobsleigh, Monobob, Men’s Skeleton and Women’s Skeleton, Para-skeleton and Para-bobsleigh.
In addition to the Winter Olympic Games and World Championships, the IBSF runs World Cup, European Cup, Intercontinental Cup and North American Cup races, as well as youth and para-sport events.
The FIBT changed its name to the IBSF at the Federation's annual Congress in Ghent, Belgium in June 2015.
For more information on the IBSF and for wider race results and athlete records, visit the official IBSF website at ibsf.org